For the first time this year, BPS sponsored the Atlanta Area Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Symposium at Emory University on December 7, 2013. Organizers Khalid Salaita and Laura Finzi, Emory University, and JC Gumbart, Georgia Tech, were awarded a mini-grant to host the event.
25 speakers and 41 posters centered around the topics of molecular self assembly from in-vitro to cellular systems, force generation, sensing, transduction in living systems, and new methods in molecular and cellular biophysics. The main goal of the event was to make connections between different research groups that are spread across multiple institutions within different departments. With over 150 participants from 15 schools, this networking event was this highest attended in 2013.
Salaita hopes to put together another networking event in the Southeast sometime in 2014.
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